The Governors of Holy Family School are a hard working group of volunteers from across our school and parish community.
Mrs Catherine Grand
Chair of Governors / Link Governor for Behaviour and Bullying
Mr Piero Maggio
Chair of SDC / Link Governor for Special Educational Needs / EYFS
Mrs Rachel Smith
Safeguarding Governor / LAC / Mathematics Link Governor
Father Peter Kirkham
Mrs Karen Hunt
Local Authority Governor Link Governor for Assessment Information / Link Governor for EYFS
Mr Jonathon Kirton
Foundation Governor, GDPO, Chair of the Finance and General Purpose Committee
Mr William McGuire
Health and Safety Governor / Link Governor for Religious Education and Catholic Life
Mr Clayton Tindle
Parent Governor Link Governor for Pupil Premium and Sports Premium
The School Governing Body is committed to the general principle of free education. The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that a wide range of activities, including school visits, residential experiences and clubs, can make towards all aspects of pupils’ education. The Governing Body would accordingly wish to promote and provide as far as possible such activities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for the benefit of pupils of the school. We do, however reserve the right to make a charge for the some activities which may from time to time be organised by the school. Please see the policy below.
Governor Pen Portraits
Name: Catherine Grand
Governor Type: Parent
Date joined: July 2016
Responsibilities: Chair of Governors
I have three children who attend Holy Family Catholic Primary School so I am a busy mum but I am also a partner in a firm of solicitors. As an accredited member of Resolution with a specialism in Domestic Violence and Private Law I have a friendly manner and a practical way of dealing with matters which puts people at ease.
I joined the Governing Body in July 2016 and hope to use my skills and experiences to support the work of the school on their journey of rapid improvement. I became Chair of Governors on 1st January 2018.
Name: Piero Maggio
Governor Type: Foundation
Date joined: September 2010
Responsibilities: Chair of the SDC
I am married to Louise, with two children; Oliver who attends Class 4 at Holy Family and Millie who has just left Class 6 in July. As with most families, we enjoy spending as much time as we can together and broadening our children’s experiences.
In my professional life, I studied to be an engineer and have worked in the Energy Sector since being at University. This has been highly challenging and rewarding, with a lot of focus on climate change and generating electricity without harming the environment. I have worked for EDF Energy for the past 17 years, managing teams at the Coal fired power stations near Retford, but recently I have moved working locations to our Renewable Division in Durham. This next chapter in my career is to focus on renewable forms of energy such as onshore & offshore windfarms and large battery storage. The skills that I have tried to transfer across into my governor role are my team building, people development and financial management, recognising that without skilled staff and sufficient resources we will not met our objectives.
I have served on the Governing Body for the last 6 years, becoming Chair Of Finance and then Chair of Governors for the and more recently Chair of the Standards Committee. It continues to be a real privilege to lead the other members, who volunteer their time (mostly evenings or sacrificing days off in the week), to work with the school to carry out their governor duties. This is evident when they share reports with examples of great work that they have seen in the school.
Name: Clayton Tindle
Governor Type: Parent
Date joined: November 2019
Responsibilities: I am currently supporting the monitoring of Pupil Premium and Sports Funding
We have two children who attend Holy Family Catholic Primary School both keeping us very busy. I’m married to Katie, Kai currently enjoys swimming, art and dojo and Kiara who keeps us on our toes.
I have a mixture of experience. I am currently an elected district councillor for the local ward, a senior planner for Wilko and also a GMB union post holder for the branch at Wilko with experience of health and safety, finance and a caring and understanding background also enjoy getting involved with charities and joining in with fund raising events.
I take great pride of becoming part of the team as a new parent governor, my skills and experience along with the support of all involved with the school will hopefully enhance the schools performance and maintain such a great environment for our children to learn and grow.
Also keen at sports football and table tennis when the diary isn’t full. I invite all to be involved in the schools progress and I am always available for anyone who needs support and guidance.